Exclusive — Levin on Lifetime Radio Deal: ‘Next Decade Will Determine Fate of the Nation’

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Westwood One has announced that radio host Mark Levin’s talk show has been renewed through 2025, calling the deal a “lifetime contract.”

The press release from Westwood One asserted, “Levin, one of the most important, popular, and trusted voices in radio, is always at the top of the political conversation.  Indeed, his name has been invoked by candidates throughout the presidential primary process during the debates and at campaign rallies.”

Levin appears on over 300 stations across the nation, including WABC-AM/New York; KRLA-AM/Los Angeles; WLS-AM/Chicago; KSFO-AM/San Francisco; WBAP-AM/Dallas; KTRH-AM/Houston; WMAL-AM/Washington, DC; WJR-AM/Detroit; and WNTP-AM/Philadelphia.

Levin was delighted, stating, “I could not be more pleased to extend my radio partnership with Cumulus/Westwood One.  For the next nine years — an unprecedented long-term relationship in the broadcasting industry — I am committed to continuing to bring the best possible program, both substantive and entertaining, to my millions of beloved and loyal listeners each and every day.”

Bart Tessler, Westwood One EVP, News & Talk, added, “We couldn’t be more pleased to announce this lifetime agreement with Mark. To know that we’ll be working together for so many years is a Mark Levin Show primary victory and a big win for affiliates, advertisers, and listeners. Mark’s tenure will now exceed that of a two-term president and that means continued excellence on the air on a nightly basis.”

In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Levin also said: “It’s a great privilege to be able to speak to millions of people each day. And I know it’s a truly unique blessing. I have never and will never take my audience for granted. But for these wonderful folks, I wouldn’t be in broadcasting.”

“Cumulus/Westwood One have been great partners. They’ve never interfered with anything I’ve said on radio,” he explained. “It’s a pleasure to be associated with them and the other great broadcast companies that carry my program.”

“The next decade will determine the fate of the nation. Will we live as a free and prosperous people, or will we succumb to a growing soft tyranny and lose what remains of our republic?” Levin asked. “These are perilous and daunting times. And I intend to continue to use my platform and other avenues to rally the people to defend the America heritage, which is their birthright.”

“And through it all, we will continue to be passionate, joyful, and fun loving because that’s also part of living and being Americans,” he stated.

Levin, an attorney, graduated from Temple University, and received his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. He worked in Ronald Reagan’s cabinet, eventually serving as Chief of Staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. Levin serves as the president of the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation, and is the author of many New York Times best-selling books, including: Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America; Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto; Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America; The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic; and Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.

Levin’s honors and awards have been bestowed by organizations including the American Conservative Union, Hillsdale College, The Fund for American Studies, The Media Research Center, and Citizens United/Breitbart.

Larry Solov, Breitbart News President and CEO, said of Levin: “Mark Levin fearlessly and passionately stands up for conservatives and everyday Americans whose voices the mainstream press often tries to marginalize or silence. And like Andrew Breitbart, Levin has a way of cutting through the mainstream press’s filter with his words and is never afraid to have arrows slung at him by the institutional left on the front lines of the fight.”